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Tibetan monk jailed for nine years for 2008 uprising released

A Tibetan monk was released after nine years from Mianyang prison late last week in Sichuan Province. Tsultrim Gyatso, 52, former chant master at Achok Tsenyi Monastery was arrested after leading a protest during the 2008 uprising in Tibet. He was welcomed to his native home at midnight on the day of his release. Tsultrim Gyatso is pictured holding a portrait of Tibetan Nobel Peace laureate His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Gyatso is seen in an another photo with his prison mate Ludrub Tendar and a well known Tibetan intellectual Jangtse Dhonkho aka Nyen, who came to welcome him at …

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Tibetan self-immolator released from prison after six years with one leg missing

One of the two Tibetan monks who staged a twin-self-immolation protest in 2011 was released from prison late last month after having one of his legs amputated. Lobsang Kunchok was released on 28 March from Deyang Prison in Sichuan Province and has since been kept under strict surveillance at his home in Meruma Town in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Post release, Lobsang Kunchok is subjected wide-ranging restrictions and confined to his home. He is not allowed to join his monastery or visit the County town. Friends and relatives are barred from …

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Charged for visiting India

Tibetans returning to Tibet from India after making a pilgrimage and seeking a blessing from the Dalai Lama risk arrest, detention and heavy fines. According to an information from Ngaba county (Ch: Apa county) in Karze “Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture” (Ch: Sichuan Province). The source reported that the PSB suspected such Tibetans of having come back to “instigate the masses into carrying out anti-Chinese activities as instructed by the government-in-exile.” Many Tibetans returning from India have been subjected to around two month detention and fined 5000 yuan before their release. Those unable to pay the fine face extended detention terms and …

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